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Relationship Building

Students spend a significant amount of time in School with their peers and teachers. Students need to develop positive relationships with both peers and teachers.

Why is Relationship Building Important?
  • As support for one another.
  • To provide positive experiences, which lead to positive outcomes – reduce mental issues, better able to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • To promote team spirit to prepare them for work life, embrace diversity.
  • To build greater understanding and trust amongst one another (TSR).
  • School is a unit of community – to instill school pride

Impact of Positive Relationships
  • Higher self-esteem.
  • Better attendance; lower dropout rates.
  • Engagement in class and in school.
  • Academic achievement
  • Better emotional and mental health.
  • Greater satisfaction towards school.

Our Objectives

To help our students build positive relationships with both peers and teachers and to equip students with relationship management skills.

Our Programmes

  1. Form Teacher (FT) Time:
    FT Time, part of a 2-period session per week within the curriculum time is for Facilitation Games, Circle Time, Profiling, Specific teaching of skills (problem solving skills, positive reframing), Gratitude exercises (writing of thank you cards, appreciation notes), and Journaling. It provides the opportunities for building Teacher-Student relationship (TSR) and student-student relationship (SSR) within the class.

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FT Time: Deepening Conversation
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The Circle Room
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After-school engagement
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Flight Simulation

  1. After-school Engagement is available daily via structured and unstructured activities. All these activities are held in The Circle Room. Students are kept meaningfully engaged after school and have opportunities to forge stronger bonds with one another.

  1. Post-Exam Activities as its name suggests are organized during the post-exam period to further engage the students and provide opportunities for them to learn new skills.

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  1. Peer Support is the support given to students within each class. Our Peer Support Leaders (PSLs) are equipped with a set of skills to enable them to support their peers within the class. They are also empowered to plan and conduct bonding activities for the class.

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PSLs conducting a class bonding activity

  1. Peer Mentoring and Big Sister Mentoring: In Peer Mentoring, lower secondary students are mentored by their seniors in subject areas such as Mathematics. We also tap on our Alumnae (Big Sisters) to mentor some of students especially those in Tier 2 and Tier 3. Being closer in age to the students, they tend to relate and connect better. It also provides the platform for our Alumnae to pay it forward.

  1. Self-Initiated Projects for Student Engagement and Empowerment. In SJC, we believe in Engagement and Empowerment. It is not enough to merely engage the students but to also inspire and motivate them to want to give back to the community.

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SJCians managing a small plot of land in the school garden

  1. The STAR Class Award: “Success through Positive Attitude and Resilience”. An award that recognises collective class efforts in attendance, punctuality, participation in school events and class pride. It endeavours to motivate and encourage all members in the class to work together for a common goal, hence promoting stronger ties as a class and to build better class spirit.